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Before we get into the looming sales showdown between Justin Bieber and One Direction, let’s flash back to 50 Cent’s final moment of musical relevance. It was the summer of 2007, and 50 was dropping his new album, Curtis, on 9/11. Kanye West — whose omnivorous, game-changing The College Dropout and Late Registration had seized… More »

Imagine a band that faces the kind of trajectory usually posited as a hard-luck story, a series of events that goes a little something like this: First, they drop a name-making debut that winds up becoming both one of the most acclaimed, hardest-to-follow first efforts by any group of an entire decade, and the last… More »

In a way, it’s cosmically appropriate that Wu-Tang Clan’s debut album Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) came out on the same day as a Tribe Called Quest’s Midnight Marauders. (R. Kelly’s 12 Play also came out on that day, but I only have so many of these 20th-anniversary posts in me.) In retrospect, Enter TheMore »

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Watch A Tribe Called Quest Reunite On Fallon

A Tribe Called Quest just celebrated the 25th anniversary of their seminal debut LP People's Instinctive Travels And The Paths Of Rhythm with a reissue,…
Peter Helman | November 14, 2015 - 11:17 am

A Tribe Called Quest To Reunite On The Tonight Show This Friday

A Tribe Called Quest, one of the greatest rap groups of all time, broke up in 1998 and then reunited in 2008, but they haven’t…
Tom Breihan | November 11, 2015 - 4:48 pm

A Tribe Called Quest – “Bonita Applebum (Pharrell Williams Remix)”

"Bonita Applebum" is one of A Tribe Called Quest's earliest singles, a highlight from the group's 1990 debut album People's Instinctive Travels And The Paths
Chris DeVille | October 13, 2015 - 11:47 am

Check Out Marvel Comics Versions Of Classic Hip-Hop Album Covers

Earlier this year, a few Marvel Comics issues worked Run The Jewels’ fist-and-gun logo into their covers. Now, Marvel is diving even deeper into the…
Peter Helman | July 14, 2015 - 10:14 pm

Watch Jack White Perform With Q-Tip At MSG

Jack White brought out Q-Tip during the encore of his show at Madison Square Garden last night to do a few songs. Q came out…
James Rettig | January 31, 2015 - 9:14 am

Joey Bada$$ – “No. 99″

Joey Bada$$ built his entire career on nostalgia for early '90s New York hip-hop, but the motif that felt exciting circa 2012 debut mixtape 1999
Chris DeVille | December 8, 2014 - 3:41 pm

Q-Tip Developing Auto-Biographical TV Series With Leonardo DiCaprio & Jonah Hill

The Native Tongues movement of the late '80s and early '90s was an exciting time for hip-hop, a new infusion of eccentric (and Afrocentric!) ideas…
Chris DeVille | January 10, 2014 - 4:12 pm

Kanye Announces Rescheduled Yeezus Tour Dates

Kanye West's Yeezus Tour has been on blocks since Halloween, when news broke regarding a truck crash that destroyed a custom video truss and a…
Chris DeVille | November 6, 2013 - 2:11 pm

A Tribe Called Quest Announce Final Shows Supporting Kanye West

This fall's forthcoming Yeezus tour was already looking like a monster, with Kanye West headlining and Kendrick Lamar on board as well. (Kendrick has reportedly
Tom Breihan | October 16, 2013 - 4:12 pm

Top 10 Bands With Members Who Don’t Play Anything

In today’s Listomania, we unveil our favorite 10 bands who have a member that doesn’t play or do anything, and that’s no intended sleight to…
Stereogum | January 12, 2012 - 3:44 pm

The Low End Theory Turns 20

Until I saw Q-Tip's tweet from last week, I hadn't put together that Nevermind came out the same day as The Low End Theory. How…
Corban Goble | September 26, 2011 - 1:44 pm

Watch Kanye Play Brooklyn Hip-Hop Fest

This past weekend, Q-Tip's headlining set at the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival became a cameo-heavy stage party, with everyone from Bustah Rhymes to Monie Love…
Amrit Singh | July 19, 2011 - 4:43 pm

Time’s All-Time 100 Albums

The music mavens at the venerable Time magazine have compiled their list of the "ALL-TIME 100" albums -- unranked and broken down by decade. We're…
Stereogum | November 14, 2006 - 6:22 pm